Poison is the first single from True Moon‘s upcoming second album “II“. The single is out today!
“POISON, How ever sweet it tastes you know it comes with a heavy load” – Karolina Engdahl, True Moon
True Moon have previosly released their critically acclaimed self-titled album in 2016. The band have toured up under debut album in Sweden, Europe and United States. In 2018 Karolina Engdahl, Tommy Tift, Linus Segerstedt and Fredrik Orevad took some time off and entered the studio to record their upcoming second album “II” that is set to release autumn 2019.
10 August – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
more live dates to be announced….
“Wie schon bei dem ersten Album, das 2016 bei Lövely erschienen ist, wird auch hier maßgeblich die Stimmung von Karolina Engdahl geprägt, die mit ihrem Gesang so schrecklich schön verzweifelt sein kann. Das hat sie im übrigen auch bei Vånna Inget schon so fabelhaft bewiesen. Doch wo bei Vånna Inget noch Punk als Schublade ausgereicht hat, muss man hier schon eine weitere Ebene hinzufügen und mindestens im Bereich „Post” kramen, wenn nicht sogar bei Darkwave oder so Zeugs.” – Manierenversagen
Swedish quartet True Moon offers an enchanting blend of dark wave, post-punk, and alternative that eclipses musical trends. Formed by members of Grammy-nominated band Vånna Inget, Karolina Engdahl (vocals/bass) and Tommy Tift (guitar), they have created a charming darkness; together with Linus Segerstedt (guitar) and Fredrik Orevad (drums), they are a force to be reckoned with.
Engdahl and Tift began this project when they were inspired to create something that was more raw and visceral than the songs they were working on for Vånna. “It was like an urge and we just had to do this,”says Engdahl. The result was True Moon’s 2016 self-titled debut, a brooding yet sensual work that garnered attention in the Scandinavian music community and beyond. With influences including Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission, early Cure, Stevie Nicks and Heart, they channeled a sound of bittersweet twilight.
True Moon expanded their audience with performances in Sweden, the UK, and the United States, playing with bands like Killing Joke, King Dude, MCC, Against me and many more. Now poised for their next release, titled II, True Moon has nowhere to go but up. “We want to draw our own cult of believers together and create a little chaos of our own,” Karolina says. “We want this record to be like an infectious poison.“
Both II and True Moon were produced by Jari Haapalainen, who adds guitar to the recordings and also joins the band on stage occasionally. Lövely Records will release II in digital, CD, and vinyl formats on November 1st, 2019.